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Maison - Boutillon Gites

Poitou Charentes, France

Per week

from 600.00 to 1900.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Paul Farnham

Member since Jun 2016
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:29 days 23 hours

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BFB's Overview

Surrounded by fields of sunflowers, just 12 miles from the medieval, maritime city of La Rochelle, the 4 gites of Le Moulin Boutillon have fantastic facilities for tots to teens, so parents can really kick back and relax.

In 2015, the owners upgraded the gites and onsite amenities to 4-star standards, not only with internal makeovers but also adding more fun things for children, including a large, netted trampoline and a Scout-style tepee in shady trees as a base camp for mini adventures and the perfect spot for picnics. At the same time, the games room was extended and more toys were added to provide a cool, indoor play space for all ages, including table football, table tennis, a pool table, Thomas the Tank engine train set and Bluetooth system for steaming favourite tunes.

Besides all this, children and grown-ups can burn off energy on a huge playing field, complete with football nets, badminton nets, a small tennis court and hammocks to flop into, whilst little ones can have their own fun on ride-ons, trikes and in a little play house or in an enclosed sand-pit play area with swings and a slide. To cool down, everyone can splash into the safely enclosed pool, with a shallow end, steps and pool toys, plus the pool is heated to a toasty 29°C which makes the gites ideal for pre-schooler holidays outside high season. There are sun loungers and parasols for relaxing by the pool and all the gites have their own garden for a little more privacy and stoking up a BBQ. The gites themselves are bright, modern and comfortable, with all mod cons, helpful baby/toddler equipment and the trusty back up of satellite TV with UK Freeview Channels, a DVD player and Wi Fi.

Accommodation overview
The 19th century farm buildings of Le Moulin Boutillon have been tastefully converted into 4 gites – the 4-bedroom Maison (sleeps 8+babies); 3-bedroom Ecurie (sleeps 6/7+ babies); 2-bedroom Duplex (sleeps 4/5+babies); and the 1-bedroom Puce (sleeps 2/4+baby). All the bedrooms, except one in the Maison, have space for a cot and 4 travel cots are available, as well as 2 high chairs and other baby/toddler equipment, including baby baths, bed guards, potty, stairgates, plastic crockery and cutlery etc.

Maison is the largest Gite at Le Moulin Boutillon, with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, sleeping 8 people, plus babies in cots. With three of the bedrooms on the ground floor, as well as the open plan kitchen diner and lounge, the gite has a helpful layout for parents with babies in prams and pushchairs as well as for wheelchair users and elderly relatives with limited mobility. One half of the open plan living room features sofas and recliner chairs, a flatscreen TV with UK Freeview channels and a DVD player. The other half is a modern fitted kitchen, with a fridge, oven, gas hob, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle and washing machine. French doors open on to a private patio and garden overlooking the playing field, with a picnic table, barbecue, sun beds, play/picnic rug and parasol. The largest double bedroom, on the ground floor, has a space for an additional single bed and a cot and also has an ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom on the ground floor has a double bed and space for a cot, and the third has bunk beds. Between these two bedrooms there is a separate bathroom. The fourth bedroom is on a mezzanine and has a double bed and space for a cot.

Location Information

Le Moulin Boutillon provides a winning combination of coast of countryside, overlooking fields of sunflowers and less than half an hour from the historic port of La Rochelle, sandy beaches, the Ile de Re and the leafy waterways of the Marais Poitevin.

The Gites are nestled between the villages of Angliers and Verrine, which are within walking distance and have a handy selection of amenities, including 2 bakeries, a grocery shop, a pizza restaurant/bar and weekly markets.

The vibrant maritime city of La Rochelle is just 12 miles away, with a historic harbour framed by the turreted towers of a medieval walled town, where a maze of narrow cobbled streets are packed with buzzing cafe bars, pavement restaurants and interesting shops. The state of the art Aquarium in La Rochelle is one of the region’s must-visit attractions, or families can take the suspension bridge to the Ile de Re, renowned for its dune-backed beaches, chic harbour towns and prized oysters.

Just a few miles south of La Rochelle, the seaside resort of Chatelaillon Plage is a top spot to laze the day away on a beautiful sandy beach and paddle in the sea. This ‘Belle Epoque’ resort also has a fab waterpark with indoor and outdoor heated pools and a formidable 110m water slide. For a complete change of scene, families can head north west of La Rochelle to explore the leafy waterways of the Marais Poitevin, known as the ‘green Venice’ of France, with flat bottomed boat trips and canoes for hire to glide through reedy canals, keeping eyes peeled for birds.

Whatever the kids are into, there is a host of attractions for a fun family day out. Fouras (30 mins) boasts one of the best mini golf centres in France, with two 18-hole courses with either an adventure or tropical theme in exotic surroundings. For animal lovers, there are lions, tigers, monkeys and giraffes among the 50 species to see at Natur Zoo de Mervent or families can take a horse drawn carriage to spot the wildlife in one of Europe’s largest animal parks at Zoodysee in the Chize forest (both within an hour’s drive). For a space-age day out, Futuroscope (1 hr 30) is one of the biggest theme parks in France, with an awesome array of interactive experiences and attractions for all ages and with few height restrictions, from thrilling rides to 4D shows.

Nearest Medial Services: English speaking GP 1km; A&E in La Rochelle, 20 kms.

Getting here: La Rochelle is the nearest airport (21kms) with flights available from the UK with Ryanair, Easyjet and Flybe. For self drive holidays, the nearest cross-channel ferry port is St Malo, approximately 3hrs 30.


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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Rates

1 Oct - 19 Dec 2016 : €600 /week20 Dec - 30 Dec 2016 : €700 /week31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : €900 /week7 Jan - 31 Mar 2017 : €680 /week1 Apr - 28 Apr 2017 : €730 /week29 Apr - 26 May 2017 : €800 /week27 May - 30 Jun 2017 : €1100 /week1 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : €1900 /week2 Sep - 30 Sep 2017 : €800 /week1 Oct - 19 Dec 2016 : £600 /week20 Dec - 30 Dec 2016 : £700 /week31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : £900 /week7 Jan - 31 Mar 2017 : £680 /week1 Apr - 28 Apr 2017 : £730 /week29 Apr - 26 May 2017 : £800 /week27 May - 30 Jun 2017 : £1100 /week1 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : £1900 /week2 Sep - 30 Sep 2017 : £800 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 8 + infants in 2 x double bedrooms (one of which is a mezzanine) 1 x triple room and 1 x bunk room.

Airport under 2 hours drive

La Rochelle airport is just 15 minutes drive away.

Ferry Port

St Malo is 3.5 hrs drive away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Beach at La Rochelle which is 15 mins drive away.

Amenities within Walking Distance

There are two bakeries, a bar, Pizza restaurant, takeaway rest, grocery shop, and two hairdressers just under a mile away.

Any Pool

Outdoor, fenced, heated pool, with gate and alarm.

Indoor Play Area

Playhouse and play tent.

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged.

Nursery Gear (additional)

4 Cots (travel), 2 highchairs, 2 baby bath, potty, 3 stairgates, 2 bed guards, socket covers, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery and baby play mat.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Bath toys, kids’ books, lots of general toys, soft toys, Thomas tank engine train layout.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Pre arrival shopping and meal delivery can be arranged.

Outdoor Toys

Buckets and spades, ride-ons, trikes, swings, slide, sand pit, inside & outside play house, trampoline playroom, playtent, and football.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Private garden with BBQ.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is provided.

Golf

Golf course 10km drive away.

Tennis Court(s)

2 small tennis courts and a badminton court on site.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Log burner in the lounge.


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